Joystick ?

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by WA9SVD, May 11, 2019.

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  1. WA9SVD

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    Hi All,

    Is there an adapter for "old style" joysticks to work with new, USB only ports found on most new computers?
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  3. KD8DEY

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    Sure theres serial to USB adapters that allow you to hook an older Serial style Joystick into a USB port.
    I have one on an old Sidewinder Joystick.
    The Problem is finding a driver that will work....
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  4. WA9SVD

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    • I'm curious, if not confounded. MY"old ("KRAFT" ) joystick has a 15 pin "D" style plug that connected to the joystick/MIDI connector on "ye olde sound card." Was (or were) there a serial 9 pin "D" connector or 25 pin "D" connector in use at one time? I know there are adapters for RS232 >< USB; that isn't my question.
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  6. KF5LJW

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    Easy peasy. This One is great and comes with Drivers.
  7. KK4NSF

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    This reminds me of a project I did quite a few years ago: I adapted a Nintendo Power Glove as a mouse..... for use with a projector during lectures and presentations. It actually worked pretty good.... and looked REALLY COOL. I could stand next to the screen, and control the presentation by moving my hand like a crazy person. The only problem I had was that folks paid more attention to my glove-mouse than they did to what I was saying!

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  8. WA9SVD

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  10. KC8RLU

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    Sorry. I couldn't resist. :D

    In all seriousness, try this:

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